Applications of genetics in aquaculture (principles – selection and hybridization – sex reversal – advanced breeding technologies) – Updated 2015

This lecture was delivered during August, 2015 in the Fish Culture Development training course- Africa that is being organized by the Egyptian International Center for Agriculture (EICA) with the support of JICA. The lecture starts with principles of genetics and breeding focusing on those related to breeding programs. Qualitative and quantitative traits are covered. The effective breeding number Ne in relation to the inbreeding and broodstock management is addressed with enough examples. Heritability has been addressed in relation to selection programs. The sex reversal whether for the production of all-male or all-female population has been covered. The use of advanced technologies such as ploidy induction, androgenesis, gynogenesis and genetic engineering are briefly covered. The lecture has also addressed the stock enhancement programs. The lecture is supported by pictures, Tables, and illustrations.

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